Saturday, October 30, 2010

Outer Space Love



Here's a closeup from a different scan of the illustration we published the other day.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

More Galaxy Wood-1958




Courtesy of scans by Loston Wallace, here's Woody's cover and some lovely interior illustrations from a 1958 issue.

Teabot

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Shock Original Art


Seen over at RANDOM ACTS OF GEEKERY, this is a classic Wood page from EC's SHOCK SUSPENSTORIES.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Caught!


One of Woody's latter day pulp illustrations, the man here reminds me for some reason of actor Eddie Constantine, a smalltimer in US films who became an International star in Europe as private eye Lemmy Caution.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

More Cat Originals

Reader Bruce H. shares this additional piece of concept art for Marvel's CAT, adding "...obviously it was damaged in Bill's fire (not only scorched, but doused with water from the fire hoses!), but at least it survives...."
Thanks for sharing, Bruce!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Cat


Seen on eBay and forwarded by Ronn S, here's Woody's early sketch of Marvel's Cat character.

"This is Wally Wood's Character Design and workup of The CAT for the cover of the first issue in 1972. It's drawn in pencils, brush, white paint and india ink on tracing paper and taped to 8 1/2" x 11" typing paper by Woody.

"She has Woody's classic double-lighting effect, even down to the CAT's nipples and areola on the breasts! She looks even better here on the character sketch than on the cover itself!

"This is a complete 8" figure in a 9 1/2" high panel of the CAT with Woody's lettering, full shadow. Pure Woody Magic!

"Woody designed the costume, pencilled & inked the cover of the book by himself. The cover was drawn a couple of months before the rest of the book was pencilled, in early 1972. He inked the rest of the book over Marie Severin's pencils."

Check out Ron's website at http://ronnsutton.com/

Friday, October 15, 2010

French T.H.U.N.D.E.R.



Here are a couple of Tower Comics reprints from 1967, in issues of Europe's favorite hero, the Phantom, no less! Covers are inspired by Wood's original US work but are not Wood. I believe these are French.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Snorky!


Alan Kupperberg has been a friend and supporter of my blogs for some time now. Back in the day, he was friend and co-worker to both Wallace Wood and Gray Morrow so his insights into their lives and work have been invaluable. At one time he helped with the scripting and art on Woody's ever-popular CANNON and SALLY FORTH strips. Here we see a brand new, exclusive Kupperberg drawing of Sally's sidekick, one of THE great Wood characters, SNORKY!! Thank you so much, sir!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Adam and Eve


Here's Woody's classic 1976 ADAM AND EVE print, often seen censored on the Web, in all its glory. The buxom female, the classic space suit, the creature and that marvelous tree! All it's missing is one of Wood's sleek, classic rockets. Classic Wood.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Monster

We ran a link to this Jack Oleck DC story at another site some time back but Loston Wallace passed along some even better scans so here it is again. One can never get too much great Wood art!




Sunday, October 10, 2010

Wallace Wood and John Carbonaro


Here's a cartoon I just saw on the Net that was apparently done at the time of the passing of John Carbonaro who, after a long court battle with less than reputable opponents, had established complete and total ownership of the rights to Wood's T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS. Note Woody as the angel coming down to welcome John to that great comics afterlife in the sky.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Wood by Arlen Schumer


Here's Wally Wood as seen in tribute from writer/artist/designer Arlen Schumer. Check out all of Arlen's great projects at http://arlenschumer.com/ .

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Galaxie


Here's a delightful selection of Wood images taken largely from French editions of GALAXY:

Monday, October 4, 2010

Nick Cuti and E-Man


Arguably the most successful original creation to come from a former Woodworker, Nick Cuti's E-MAN (with Joe Staton) was Charlton's only major character of the 1970's. With the set-up the creators had, they were able to take him to First Comics for a long run during the eighties boom and have revived him a number of times since from various publishers. Here's the story that started it all, with exclusive annotations from Nick!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

The Horror of Party Beach



As near as I can tell, Woody had nothing to do with the making of this ultra-low budget monster movie from 1964 but, along with Russ Jones, he did put together the photo-comic seen here that was put out at the time by Warren Publishing. Done in magazine format with black and white photos from the film souped up with word balloons and sound effects, Wallace Wood actually inserted himself into the story with a couple of shots as a newsman that was not in the theatrical film version!